Views of Douglas.
WASHINGTON, April 14. — Senator Douglas called on the president to-night. He had an interesting conversation on the present condition of the country. The substance of it was on the part of Mr. Douglas, that while he was unalterably opposed to the administration in all its political issues, he was prepared to sustain the president in the exercised of all his constitutional functions; to preserve the Union, maintain the government and defend the federal capital. Firm policy and prompt action were necessary. The capital of our country is in danger and must be protected at all hazards, at any expense of men and money. He spoke of the present and future without reference to the past.
Mr. Lincoln was very much gratified with the interview.
Official advices from Montgomery intimate that the confederate congress on reassembling will at once declare war against the United States. It is believed that in the act of declaration a distinction will be made between alien friends and alien enemies. The former including the border states and such citizens of the north as oppose a coercive administration. All obligations to this class are as much to be respected as though in times of peace.